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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Don't be cheap!!!

Something that baffles my mind is why do people complain about the price of food and want to be cheap and save every penny they can when grocery shopping but they have no problem spending money on doctor's and medication. Ok not everyone is like that but there are a lot of people out there like that. I also know not everyone can afford real food but if you can afford to buy a steak or some poor ground up animal, you can afford a bag of apples and oranges and a bunch of bananas. If you gave up animal products and processed food, you would be really healthy and you wouldn't even need a doctor most likely. Some doctor's don't even know that they shouldn't be eating animals. Think about it. We have so much illness and disease that a lot of didn't exist 100 years ago. I heard some where that disease can not live in an alkaline state. I'm not sure if that is entirely true but it sure makes sense. Acidic foods are animal products and alcohol and alkaline foods are fruits and vegetables. 100 years ago, that's what people ate mostly. They didn't have fake food in a box loaded with crap they couldn't pronounce. All I'm saying is spend your money on fruits and vegetables. Eat real food and you won't need a doctor or medication.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Homemade Blueberry Banana Popcicles

Making homemade popcicles is super fun and a great way to make cool refreshing healthy treats with your kids. These blueberry banana pops are my favorite and so simple to make. Here is the recipe. This usually makes about four popcicles with a little left over for tasting.

1 cup blueberries (can be fresh or frozen)
2 speckled bananas
1 to 1 1/2 cups of almond milk. 

Blend everything then pour into your popcicle mold and let freeze. Be sure to use good popcicle molds too. The ones with the holes in the stick part are best from my experience. 

Vegan Grilled Cheese

One of my most favorite things to eat is vegan grilled cheese with tomato. I can eat it every day. A lot of people do not understand why vegan's eat "cheese". Well, for me personally, I love it and when I first gave up animal products, I missed cheese more than meat. Actually, meat was easy to give up. But the cheese, the cheese was hard. Then I discovered Daiya mozzarella. I originally made the grilled cheese for my daughter. Sadly, she doesn't like it. Me however, I can't get enough of it. Oh yea, this cheese does melt and get stringy like real cheese but I get too impatient. ha ha You should try it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Save your romaine hearts!!!

Here is a cool tip I learned last week for growing romaine. When you cut the heart off, put it in a glass of water and set it in a sunny window. In a few days you will begin to see new little romaine leaves sprouting up. When they are about two inches tall, plant them in some soil. Then you have romaine growing in your garden or container. I have three going right now but here is a picture of the first one I started. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Southwestern Chopped Salad

This recipe is not mine but I wanted to share because it's So Delicious. You can make it raw too by using avocado instead of vegan yogurt. And by the way, I've tried SoDelicious cococunt yogurt and it's really good. I was quite surprised.
Southwestern Chopped Salad
(use organic ingredients)
Large head of Romaine 15 oz.
1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large orange bell pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 cups corn (fresh or frozen, thawed)
5 green onions
Optional: avocado
1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed and roughly chopped
1/2 avocado (or 1/2 cup plain vegan yogurt or Greek yogurt)
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (about 1/2 lime), more to taste
1-2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar
1/8 tsp. salt
Making the dressing: puree all ingredients in a food processor/blender until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Making the salad: Finely chop romaine, bell pepper, tomatoes, and green onions.Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.Toss with desired dressing.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Let's teach our kids!!!

A thought that has been replaying in my head for about the past month is what the hell are we teaching our kids!!!!! A lot of parents are so quick to give their kids a snack from a box or from some plastic wrap and they are learning that this is ok. This is wrong on so many levels and I too am guilty of it. What happened to fruits and vegetables? It's so easy to give them some packaged crap that's probably going to cause some type of cancer or other illness and we will blame everyone and everything except ourselves.  Well, it's just as easy to give them an apple, orange, grapes, watermelon, carrots, cucumber, celery or some other fantastic fruits and vegetables that has no side effects. And organic produce is becoming more and more available. Why do we do this? Our parents did not have the option of giving us processed junk, well, not as much. We need to take back our kids' health and as a society, teach them the right way of eating so our kid's can teach their kids and so on and so on. If we don't teach them now, what's going to happen to their kids!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

About me!!

Hey there. My name is Michelle and I am super passionate about healthy eating, clean living, saving the planet and animals, organics, gardening and sharing what I have learned with you. That was a lot huh!!! I have a few more but I'll share those later. 

I first decided to give up animal products two years ago because I don't want to need pills and medication just to survive. That's not surviving to me.  I also want to be here for my daughter for as long as possible. I have family and friends who have diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. I do not want any of that for me or my daughter. I also live with a meat eater and processed faux food consumer. That makes it really hard to control what my daughter eats.

Please follow me while I learn and share recipes with you and help people understand why I chose this lifestyle. I am also trying to get my daughter to understand why this is better for her.